Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition (ICJC) Statement on the Status of Clean Energy Negotiations

“The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition is encouraged by progress on a comprehensive climate and equitable jobs bill. We’d like to thank legislative leaders and the Governor for meeting over the weekend to work out details. However, there is not yet agreement on the decarbonization language, which currently allows Dallman and the Prairie State coal plant, which is the worst polluter in Illinois and seventh worst in the nation, to pollute indefinitely. As we have made clear, this is a non-starter because it ignores the call of science and communities across our state eager for solutions. We urge legislative leaders to convene in order to arrive at an agreed upon bill that includes some changes to fossil fuel gas rules as well. Without it, this bill will not have the support needed to pass.”